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Hi, I started making a table out of 2"x6"x1/8" box aluminum. Im not sure what I should use as a top. What would a table like this be worth? And how can I make it as functional as possible? Thanks. Pics below.
personally, I would have never wasted that aluminum on legs for a welding table.
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An aluminum table top would be good for small tig work or assembly work that needs to be handled carefully. Aluminum is soft so it would not mar/scratch the pcs. as easily. As far as a normal welding table I don't think it would have much use. To soft, will gouge easily, unable to tack pcs./fixtures to easily, expands/contracts at a different rate than steel.
#1) top material -- If used for general welding use a steel top.
#2) worth? -- As a welding table not much imo. Used welding tables don't command much money.
#3) functional -- Maybe polish it & put a nice wood top on it to use as a desk?
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